A fiber optic sensor is a two component sensor that uses a fiber optic cable as a means of relaying the light signals from a remote sensing location to the amplifier (electronics) that processes the signal. Omega Engineering Inc. introduced E32 Series of shock and vibration resistant cables for fiber-optic sensors. This CE compliant product can withstand high temperatures (350 degrees Celsius/660 degrees Fahrenheit) and since the fiber optic cables only transfer light, they are unaffected by electrical noise.

Shock and Vibration Resistant Cables for Fiber-Optic SensorsThe E32 Series fiber optic cables are the solution to detecting the presence or positioning of small work pieces in a wide range of applications with precise positioning of the sensing head, where photoelectric sensors would be inaccessible. Advantages of the E32 Series fiber optic cables are the ability to withstand higher temperatures, shock and vibration resistance, wet or corrosive locations and since the fiber optic cables only transfer light, they are unaffected by electrical noise.

The E32 series fiber-optic cables are available in different shapes and sensing styles to adapt to design requirements. They come in through-beam and reflecting sensing styles and are available in front view or side view models.

The through-beam style comprises an emitter and a receiver in two separate cables and the object will pass through the beam. The reflective style comes in a single unit with the emitter and receiver in a single cable and the light is reflected off the object back to the receiver. There are two types of connection ends for flexible installation options, threaded or cylindrical. Both types are available with extended small diameter stainless steel sleeves that can fit into tight spaces. Additional lenses are available for beam convergence to allow accurate positioning and background suppression for difficult sensing applications.